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A Man Thought He Lost Everything In The California Wildfires. Then Deputies Found His Cat.

Milo the cat was reunited with his owner after being found slightly singed and meowing underneath a car.

Posted on October 13, 2017, at 11:39 p.m. ET

A California man who lost everything after a wildfire tore through his neighborhood was reunited with his cat Thursday thanks to social media and the work of sheriff's deputies.

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Ed Ratliff, 68, had been looking for his cat Milo since his Santa Rosa home was destroyed in the early hours of Monday.

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In the chaos of a quick evacuation, Milo ran off. Ratliff had to go.

"We had about 30 seconds to get out of the house from when we found out at 2 in the morning," he told Fox 40 . "All I got was my car."

Days later, Sonoma Sheriff's deputies were patrolling in the area of Ratliff's home when they heard meowing.

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The sheriff's department posted a video showing a deputy coaxing the cat from under a car to safety.

"Law enforcement proudly serving their community in times of crisis has been amazing," the sheriff's department wrote along with the video.

At first, Milo was pretty suspicious.

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After all, he was bleeding and had suffered burns to his paws.

But some patience — and a treat — finally convinced him to come out.

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He allowed deputies to put a leash on him and take him to Sonoma County Animal Services — who posted a photo which was then seen by Ratliff's relatives in Southern California.

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Ratliff was reunited with Milo — the only piece of his old life that survived the fire.

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Ratliff told Fox 40 that he's thrilled to have Milo back — who's not like other cats.

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Milo comes when he's called, Ratliff told Fox 40.

"He's like a dog," Ratliff said. "I'm not a cat person, he's like a dog."

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